Learn about the types of people who become soil and water conservationists. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


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Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a soil and water conservationist. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming soil and water conservationists at a ratio of 1.69 to 1.

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Actual Gender Mix, 2022

58% of soil and water conservationists are female and 42% are male.

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Gender Bias, 2022

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a soil and water conservationist and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a soil and water conservationist and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a soil and water conservationist than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.

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Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of soil and water conservationists are White, making up 79% of the population. The next highest segments are Other and Black or African American, making up 11% and 4% respectively.